Developing County Durham’s cultural workforce – join the conversation!

24 January 2024
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County Durham’s cultural workforce – join the conversation

Culture Durham has a growing ambition to put culture at the heart of regeneration across the county. The partnership now wants to lead a county wide conversation that will help the cultural workforce to shape ideas to take this ambition forward. If you work in culture in the county – as a freelancer or in a cultural organisation – we’re inviting you to join the conversation through a series of hour-long, online events taking place in February 2024.

As the sector emerges from the Covid 19 pandemic into a cost-of-living crisis that is likely to be long lasting and hard hitting, Culture Durham wants to find the best ways to support and develop the cultural workforce. How can we grow a highly skilled, knowledgeable, diverse workforce with clear development pathways and support? How can the freelance cultural community be best supported to be more connected and resilient? What training, networking and development opportunities will work for those already working in the sector, and how do we build knowledge and pathways towards a more inclusive workforce for the future?

We want to hear your ideas about what works and can be scaled up, and what’s missing and is needed to move our sector forward.

In the first instance we are holding four online conversations, with 12 places available at each, to be followed with more in-depth workshops in the coming months.

Join the conversation by clicking on our booking page here.

This will also be an opportunity to hear more about the recent Arts Council England Place Partnership award of £1.25 million, which will support a programme of world-class events, skills development and community-led activities over the next 3 years Click here for more information about the £1.25m award.

Dates and times on Zoom:

6 February 2024 4.30pm

7 February 2024 9.00am

8 February 2024 1.00pm

8 February 2024 5.00pm

Thanks to funding from Arts Council, attendance at online sessions will be reimbursed if you are creative practitioner who is freelance/self-employed, or if you represent a small independent and not-for-profit cultural organisation that does not receive core funding (one funded place/organisation).  Further details are included on the booking page.

We look forward to hearing from you!